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ABOUT US

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Over 40 years of experience in burns

Sunshine Foundation was established in 1981 to provide comprehensive services to burn survivors and people with facial disfigurement. In 1991, we set up Taiwan’s first community-based rehabilitation center entirely dedicated to burns. We rely on a multi-disciplinary team composed of social workers, occupational and physical therapists, psychological counselors, vocational counselors and social educators based in our regional centers, work stations and rehabilitation centers across Taiwan to deliver services in a community-based setting, either directly in our centers or through home visits.

Our services include:

  • Physical rehabilitation: Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, production of assistive devices, pressure therapy devices (including custom-made pressure garments) and facial prosthesis. Services are provided in our service centers and rehabilitation centers, as well as in our clients' homes, through home rehabilitation services.

  • Psychosocial counseling: Services include individual and group counseling, peer support groups, play therapy and sand play therapy for children, skin camouflage and social skills training.

  • School re-entry counseling: Services include advice and support to parents and schools to facilitate school re-entry process, as well as educational activities for classmates.

  • Vocational counseling: Services include vocational evaluation, job skills and occupational interest evaluation, job matching services and job placement services.

  • Social education: The goal of social education is to prevent burns by teaching about fire safety and first aid, as well as enhance public understanding towards people with facial disfigurement so that they may enjoy equal rights and opportunities. Sunshine Foundation carries out educational activities all year long across Taiwan in schools, communities, through the media and on Internet.

 

Learn more about our work and services here.

Improving burn rehabilitation through training

By sharing with international colleagues our burn rehabilitation and prevention expertise, we aim to give our partners the tools and knowledge to help burn survivors in their country have access to quality rehabilitation care. Training maximizes impact: One burn professional trained can then apply new skills to improve the physical and psychosocial outcome of many burn survivors. Through better care, complications from burns are reduced, burn survivors have a better chance of living a full, active, and independent life.

Insertos de jeans simples y económicos para la región palmar de la mano
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Insertos de jeans simples y económicos para la región palmar de la mano

#rehabilitaciónpacientequemado #rehabilitaciónquemaduras #rehabilitación #rehabilitaciónmano Las cicatrices en el lado palmar de la mano son difíciles de manejar, porque es un área cóncava y los guantes de presión por sí solos no pueden ejercer suficiente presión. Los insertos hechos con Otoform o láminas de gel de silicona generalmente se usan debajo del guante de la prenda de presión para llenar el espacio cóncavo. Sin embargo, estos insertos pueden ser costosos y no se pueden conseguir fácilmente en todos los países. Además, debido a las características de impermeabilidad y que no transpiran, su uso a veces provoca maceración de la piel o incluso reacciones alérgicas. En este video, la Lic. Yu-Li SUNG demostrará cómo usar tela de jeans para hacer insertos simples y económicos pero efectivos para la región palmar de la mano. Las inserciones hechas de tela gruesa como la tela de los jeans pueden lograr el mismo efecto de llenar el espacio cóncavo para proporcionar presión. Se colocarán pedazos gruesos de tela de jeans que se cosen en formar pirámide en la palma de la mano debajo del guante de presión para proporcionar presión adicional a las cicatrices en el área cóncava. Los jeans son económicos y fácilmente disponibles en casi todos los países. Además, es una tela permeable y transpirable por lo que no causará problemas en la piel. Autor: Yu-Li SUNG (Fisioterapeuta), Directora, Centro de Dispositivos Médicos, Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation Referencia: Yu-Li Sung, Palmar insert made with jeans fabric, Burns Open, Volume 5, Issue 4, October 2021, Pages 225-227 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468912221000523?via%3Dihub Para obtener recomendaciones, instrucciones y videos sobre rehabilitación de quemaduras: → Suscríbase a nuestro canal de Youtube Sunshine Training https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3szizBWLcS7Mh4sq_SMGlQ → Visite nuestro sitio web https://www.sunshinetraining.org Para conocer más innovaciones de rehabilitación de quemaduras de todo el mundo, visite la edición especial de Burns Open Innovative Solutions in Burn Rehabilitation from Around the World https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/burns-open/special-issue/100W5WMLH80
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PROJECTS

mouth splint fabrication training

PRESENTIAL TRAINING

Over the years, Sunshine has organized training courses and workshops in Taiwan and abroad on a variety of topics, such burn physical rehabilitation (ex: splinting, fabrication of transparent facial mask, scar management through pressure therapy), psychosocial rehabilitation after burns, use of skin camouflage as an image enhancement tool, etc.

Working from Home

ONLINE TRAINING

Sunshine offers online course on its custom E-Learning platform about a range of rehabilitation topics. This allows learners anywhere in the world to access training anytime, and learn at their own pace.

TRAINERS

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Hsiu-Han YANG

Senior Occupational Therapist, Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Hsiu-Han has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2016, where she has specialized in burn rehabilitation.

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Yu-Li SUNG

Director,
Medical Device Center

Yu-Li has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 1999, her expertise is in pressure therapy (pressure garment and transparent facial mask), and the production of assistive devices and facial prosthesis.

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Ching-Yuan LIN

Senior Occupational Therapist, Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Ching-Yuan has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2016, where she has specialized in burn rehabilitation.

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Yi-Jen WANG

Senior Rehabilitation Supervisor (OT), Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Yi-Jen has 18 years of work experience at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rehabilitation Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. She joined Sunshine Foundation in 2017 as Rehabilitation Supervisor.

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Maggie NIU

Counseling Psychologist

Maggie has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2006, specializing in individual and group couseling, as well as image enhancement for burn survivors.

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Karen HSIAO

Senior Rehabilitation Supervisor (OT)

With over 25 years of experiences working in burns, Karen was Sunshine’s first therapist to provide pressure garment services. Her expertise includes burn rehabilitation and scar management through pressure therapy.

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Vita TU

Program Manager (OT), Sunshine Training Center

Vita has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2003, her expertise is in burn rehabilitation and the design of trainings.

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Ching-Yi LU

Senior Rehabilitation Supervisor (OT), Taoyuan-Hsinchu Service Center

Ching-Yi has 20 years of work experience at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rehabilitation Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. She joined Sunshine Foundation in 2015 as Rehabilitation Supervisor.

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Chun-Ya CHUANG

Senior Physiotherapist, Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Chun-Ya has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2006, she specializes in scar management through pressure therapy.

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Yu-Chieh TSENG

Rehabilitation Supervisor, Eastern Service Center

Yu-Chieh has been working in burns at Sunshine Foundation since 2009, her expertise includes burn rehabilitation and pressure therapy, as well as burn rehabilitation home outreach.

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Ying-Ju LIN

Occupational Therapist, Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Yin-Ju has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2018 and she specializes in pressure therapy for scar management.

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Li CHANG

Occupational Therapist, Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Li CHANG has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2018, where she has specialized in burn rehabilitation.

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